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Nevada man gets lengthy sentence in sex assault case where 11-year-old impregnated

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 21:02:11-05

RENO (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison after being convicted earlier this year of multiple sex crimes against a child.

The Washoe County District Attorney's Office announced Friday that Jose Borja-Ruiz of Reno must serve a minimum of 160 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

The case began in 2016 when detectives with the Reno Police Department responded to a report of a pregnant 11-year-old girl. The girl had disclosed to medical personnel during an exam that her baby was fathered by a male relative who had been sexually abusing her for years.

An investigation resulted in Borja-Ruiz being arrested and charged. He went on trial in August and was convicted of four counts of sexual assault and two counts of lewdness against a child.